Friday, September 04, 2020

Cessna 340A, N5178J: Accident occurred September 03, 2020 at Sundance Airport (KHSD), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Accident Number: CEN20LA378
Date & Time: 09/03/2020, 0715 CDT
Registration: N5178J
Aircraft: Cessna 340
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - 

On September 3, 2020, about 0715 central daylight time, a Cessna 340 airplane, N5178J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot said he was flying from Sundance Airport (HSD), Oklahoma, to Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field (BMQ), Texas, at 18,000 ft, when the right windscreen blew out 50 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The pilot returned to HSD and landed uneventfully. The windshield is considered part of the structure of a pressurized aircraft, therefore the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5178J
Model/Series: 340 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
  Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
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